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Updated: Asking the Hard Questions About Open Source Software

by VP, IBM Open Source and Standards at IBM on Nov 16, 2010

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Businesses have had decades of experience in acquiring software directly, on hardware, in services engagements, and through system integrators. As more and more organizations consider using open ...

Businesses have had decades of experience in acquiring software directly, on hardware, in services engagements, and through system integrators. As more and more organizations consider using open source, it’s important to uniformly hold all acquired software to high standards regarding quality, security, performance, and value for money spent in acquisition, support, and maintenance. Additionally, open source software adds questions about inclusiveness, governance, and longevity of communities. In this talk, I’ll discuss the questions you need to ask to ensure that you get more than what you pay for in the software you acquire. I'll also give examples of how IBM manages its use of open source software.

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